May 9, 2019

This is hands down one of my most favourite recipe developments of all time.  It took me numerous attempts to get this recipe just right, more so for the dough than anything else. Well, after all the blood, sweat and tears (maybe not blood, but do oven burns count?) here it FINALLY is.  The ULTIMATE eliopitakia recipe (and I don’t say that lightly).  Reminiscent of Cyprus ? Yep.  Fragrant and delicious?  Indeed.  Moreish?  You...

February 25, 2019

Nothing can beat a warm, gooey and comforting dessert during the winter season.  Am I right or am I right??  I have JUST the recipe.  Sure, it’s not the most attractive looking pud, but the flavour proves that beauty does indeed, come from within; Within warm chocolate custard, within gooey toasted marshmallow, within soft, chocolate soaked brioche bread.  Within, within, WITHIN!

Now this recipe can be simplified...

February 18, 2019

Don’t you just love a good old juicy burger?  I was planning on making some homemade beef burgers for dinner but was all out of buns.  It was raining, so popping out wasn’t a favourable option, not with a one year old anyway.  So I checked my flour stock and sure enough, there was enough bread flour to feed the masses.  Right I thought, I’m making my own and I’ll go one up and make BRIOCHE buns!  I’ve always got loads of eggs...

February 11, 2019

Not so trick question: what’s better than a bouquet of flowers that will eventually die on you?  A bouquet of peach roses nestling in a frangipane tart that will end up in your satisfied tummy.  Cha ching!

This was inspired for Valentine’s day because as I mentioned before, the hubby doesn’t appreciate flowers, he appreciates dessert. And naturally I can assist him with showing the appreciation, everyone’s a winner.

This is...

February 8, 2019

Yep, you heard right.  Parma violet inspired doughnuts.  Am I taking you down a trip to memory lane?  If you’ve got no idea what I’m talking about you’re probably a millennial or younger (I hope you’ve got permission to be using the internet, by the way).
 I’m just a wise old 80’s girl trying to relive the fabulously retro flavours of my youth.  And guys, it REALLY works with this recipe.  The blueberry compote and v...

December 30, 2018

I rarely bake a type of cake more than once, but this cake is GUARANTEED to be baking away in my oven every single year on the 30th of December.  It’s an absolute given that every New Years Eve, once the clock strikes midnight, the family and I will be huddled around the kitchen table indulging in Vasilopita.  And we’re not the only ones.  It’s a Greek and Cypriot tradition going back YEARS.  You see it’s not just any cake; th...

December 10, 2018

How’s about we offer Santa a special festive cookie to dunk in his milk this Christmas Eve?

Or, if you don’t believe in Santa (didn’t your parents teach you anything?!), how’s about a festive cookie to send you and your loved ones crimbo crazy?  Well, your wish is my command.  Enter the cranberry and white chocolate chip cookie.  Soft, moreish and oh so Christmassy.

I’ve used dried cranberries for these cookies but you...

December 1, 2018

Festive baking is now well and truly underway in my home.  There’s a little recipe that I simply have to share with you; It’s easy, boozy and fabulous for gifting!  If you’re a Baileys fan, this is simply the fudge of your life.  I’ve made this the last two Christmases and it’s been SO in demand, whoever I’ve gifted it to has LOVE LOVE LOVED it. 

After creating the Baileys chocolate fudge recipe, I wanted to go a...

November 26, 2018

Calling all gingerbread fans!  If you want a deliciously baked merry crimbo idea, then this merry ‘combo’ recipe will knock your festive socks off.

I say combo because it’s a beautiful combination of biscuit and bauble.  Who knew a biscuit could serve such purpose?  They look fabulous on my Christmas tree and better still, I’ll get to eventually scoff them! 

Picture this: it’s a chilly December night, you’re sprawled o...

November 19, 2018

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get my glad rags on.  And by glad rags I mean my apron.  As a keen self taught baker, gifting Christmassy bakes to my friends, family and neighbours is the perfect way to celebrate the season of giving.  These little stolen bites are ideal for packaging in gift bags and giving out to your loved ones. 

I mean think about it. We all feel the pressure every December, or...

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